COSC? (What Order To Take General CLEPs ?)

Discussion in 'General Distance Learning Discussions' started by ambradfo, Jan 6, 2004.

  1. ambradfo

    ambradfo New Member

    Now that I've finally decided which college to attend (COSC) I'm concerned and confused about what are the "General CLEP exams" that I've been reading about in the previous threads and, what order I need to take them in? From reading the previous threads it sounds like COSC is very picky about the order tests are taking.:)

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks :)
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  2. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    I do not believe it is a matter of order. It is a matter of duplication. If you take the History and Social Sciences CLEP and the Sociology CLEP, History I CLEP, and American Gov class (as I did), you will recieve full credit becasue you have really duplicated the classes.

    As always, double check with COSC before taking CLEP's to make sure you get full credit for them. I never did check because I was in the Army Reserve and took the tests for free.

    Good luck.
  3. seekinghelp

    seekinghelp New Member

    There are general exams and subject exams. The general exams are the broad exams and the subject exams are the exams within the general subjects. They are easy to pick out on the COSC website because the general exams are 6 credits and the subject exams are 3 credits. You get into trouble only if the exams overlap or you take two exams of matching topics. Example is that there is a DSST Organizational Behavior exam and an ECE Organizational exam, the DSST is lower credit and the ECE is upper credit but cover the same content, you'd only get credit for one of them, the upper I believe. If you take a general exam and then several topic exams you could risk loosing some credit somewhere. It makes sense in a way but colleges sometimes make their own rules up.

    If you have no college credit at all, then wisdom suggests you start with the general exams to garner the most credit. Once through with that you start getting more concentrated in what you are doing.

    If you know you are going to enroll at COSC, you will have an advisor there to get you through their core requirements, then you get switched to your concentration advisor who is with you the rest of the way. I've found they are helpful from the start to make sure you don't duplicate once you have a rapport with them. Even though I haven't matriculated yet, they are already researching and helping me with my plan.
  4. Randell1234

    Randell1234 Moderator

    I meant you will NOT recieve full credit because you have really duplicated the classes.
  5. cmt

    cmt New Member

    Correction. The order matters and the content matters. I took all the general exams first and then the subject - no duplication whatsoever on my transcript.
  6. ambradfo

    ambradfo New Member

    At what time is it good to enroll at COSC? After you complete all of the General Exams, before or sometime later?

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